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PORTLAND, Maine — Maine's supreme court has ruled that Poland Spring can go ahead with its plan to build a water pumping station in Fryeburg.
The court decision disappointed members of an organization called Residents for Rural Living, which is concerned about heavy trucks carrying water from the pumping site and other effects it would have on the western Maine town.
Poland Spring, a subsidiary of Nestle Waters North America, says it's pleased with the decision and expects to move forward soon with its plans. Up to 50 trucks a day will carry water piped from groundwater aquifers.
The court decision comes as the Legislature considers more than a dozen bills dealing with large-scale extraction of groundwater.
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